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Bash or Bourne-again shell is the default Unix shell for most Linux systems. It was created by GNU project as a free alternative to Bourne shell


Bash shell was written by Brian Fox and was first released in 1989. It is the official shell of GNU and the default shell of most Linux distributions including openSUSE.



To check what Bash version is installed

bash --version

For help

bash --help


You can customize shell for each user using ~/.bashrc in his own home directory.

Remember that dotfiles (any file starting with a dot) are hidden.

And for everyone (including root) in /etc/bash.bashrc.

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